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Flor
Flor, 53, is a hard-working and dedicated woman. She is a widow and she lives with her 27 year-old son. They live comfortably in their own house that Flor bought with her deceased husband. Flor sells food, especially lunch, to workers at a business near her house. She prepares the food in her home and then brings it to the business at their break hour. She came to win the workers' favor with her good flavors. People recommended her to others and after a time, she had developed regular customers. Flor has been running this business for over ten years and up to this point, her son has been her greatest support. He helps deliver the food once it's prepared and helps bring in new customers.

Flor likes this business because it generates good income and allows her to have a job and to feel like a productive person. She also comments that thanks to this work, she has been able to support her household after being widowed. She considers her business to be profitable because of the good earnings she's left with. Therefore, Flor plans to continue with her business and to open a restaurant in her house in the future. This will be her 15th loan through MFP. She is hoping for a small loan so that she can meet her objectives. Meanwhile, she comments that she feels pleased with her communal bank because she considers it to be a united and supportive group.

Flor will invest the requested 2,000 nuevos soles in the purchase of necessary ingredients for preparing her dishes, such as rice, oil, and other ingredients. She hopes to obtain the lowest prices by purchasing in volume. With the other part of the money, she will buy materials to set up a restaurant in her home.
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Flor, de 53 años de edad, es una mujer trabajadora y dedicada. Es viuda, y vive en compañía de su hijo de 27 años de edad, habitando cómodamente en su propia casa que compró con su difunto esposo. La actividad que realiza Flor es la venta de comidas principalmente almuerzo, brindando pensión a los trabajadores de una empresa cercana a su casa. Realiza la preparación de comida en su casa y los entrega en la empresa a su hora de refrigerio, llegando a ganarse su preferencia por su buena sazón. De esa manera ellos la recomiendan con otras personas, que al cabo de un tiempo se vuelven también sus clientes habituales. Tiene más de 10 años dedicándose a éste negocio, y hasta el momento su hijo es su mayor apoyo, con la entrega de los alimentos preparados y consiguiéndole nuevos clientes.
Le gusta su negocio pues le genera un ingreso económico, y le permite tener una ocupación y sentirse una persona productiva, además comenta que gracias a éste oficio ha logrado sacar adelante su hogar cuando quedo viuda. Considera rentable su negocio por las buenas ganancias que le deja, por tanto tiene planes de continuar y mas adelante abrir un restaurante en su casa. Este será el préstamo número 15 con la institución MFP. Por tanto espera de un pequeño préstamo para que pueda cumplir con sus objetivos. Por otro lado, comenta sentirse a gusto con su banco comunal pues lo considera un grupo unido y solidario.
Con el monto solicitado de 2000 nuevos soles, lo invertirá en la compra de los ingredientes necesarios para la preparación de sus alimentos como arroz, aceite y otros, deseando conseguir precios más bajos por sus compras en volumen. Y con la otra parte del dinero comprará materiales para habilitar un restaurante en su casa.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 66
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,558,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Flor to buy rice, oil, and perishable goods, as well as materials to set up a restaurant in her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 12, 2012
Listed
Feb 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2012